Best Albums of the Year

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20. Future Hndrxx Presents: The Wizrd
> Artist: Future
> Metascore: 70/100
> Billboard 200 Year End ranking: 67/200

Future is among the most popular rappers working today. He’s released six chart-topping records to date, with the most recent being 2019’s “Future Hndrxx Presents: The Wizrd.” The 20-track album features guest appearances by Young Thug, Gunna, and Travis Scott and includes the singles “Crushed Up,” “Jumpin on a Jet,” and “First Off,” each of which charted on the Hot 100.

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19. The Big Day
> Artist: Chance The Rapper
> Metascore: 71/100
> Billboard 200 Year End ranking: 159/200

“The Big Day” is Chance the Rapper’s best-performing album to date, having peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 this past August. It’s also his debut studio album, as previous efforts have been independently created mixtapes. The album’s themes include family and commitment, and the album’s many guest artists include Nicki Minaj, Gucci Mane, En Vogue, and Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard.

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18. Hurts 2B Human
> Artist: P!nk
> Metascore: 71/100
> Billboard 200 Year End ranking: 149/200

P!nk has had a total of nine albums chart on the Billboard 200 throughout her career. “Hurts 2B Human” is her third No. 1. Reviewing the album for Variety, critic Chris Willman states that “the amount of emotion [P!nk] puts into even the less worthy numbers reminds you why she remains one of our worthiest superstars.”

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17. Father of 4
> Artist: Offset
> Metascore: 72/100
> Billboard 200 Year End ranking: 84/200

“Father of 4” is the debut studio solo album from Migos member Offset. The Atlanta rapper’s relationship with wife Cardi B has been the subject of much discussion, and Offset doesn’t shy away from it here, with Cardi even appearing on the song “Clout.” The album peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200.

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16. KIRK
> Artist: DaBaby
> Metascore: 74/100
> Billboard 200 Year End ranking: 104/200

Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby released two albums this past year: “Baby on Baby” and “KIRK.” The latter reached the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart, due in part to the popular singles “Intro” and “Bop.” Among other attributes, critics praised DaBaby’s emotional maturation reflected in the album’s lyrics.